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  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,158
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,736

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

excellent author and narrator! I love this series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-17

Excellent author and narrator. I have read this series twice, and enjoy listening to it on audible.

  • Roses in the Tempest

  • A Tale of Tudor England
  • By: Jeri Westerson
  • Narrated by: Jo Nelson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

A king. A knight. A prioress. In 16th century England, Isabella Launder little realizes the twists and turns her life is about to take as she surrenders herself to a small nunnery in order to forget her unrequited love of the courtier Thomas Giffard. She must learn - along with her sisters in Christ - the true nature of faith and survival, withstanding passionate jealousies, intrigues, and the emerging threats to the Church itself as one by one the monasteries are dissolved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Book, Good Narrator!

  • By P. Priest on 12-07-16

Interesting Book, Good Narrator!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-16

What made the experience of listening to Roses in the Tempest the most enjoyable?

I listened to the Audible version of this book. The narrator is excellent. This book is very interesting and well done, I have it on my TBR pile. I never knew that King Henry VIII abolished all monasteries and nunneries during his reign, leaving none at all. I love all of Jeri's books, and I look forward to whatever she writes about next.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Isabella Launder - she is passionate about her commitment to being a nun, and she doesn't let Thomas have his way no matter what.

What does Jo Nelson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She gives different voices to the characters which makes it come to life better.

If you could rename Roses in the Tempest, what would you call it?

Oh no, I wouldn't rename it. I like the book title.

Any additional comments?

I always love reading Jeri Westerson's books, or now listening to them, because I always learn something new. She not only entertains me, but educates me at the same time. Thank you, Jeri, and the narrator, for some interesting car rides - which is where I listen to my audible books!

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  • Love & Murder

  • By: Lorraine Bartlett, L.L. Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Anna Riley, Steven Barnett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Love & Murder, a bargain-priced bundle of stories by New York Times best-selling author Lorraine Bartlett (and her alter ego L.L. Bartlett) explores the highs and lows of love and humanity. Each free-standing, complete story explores a different theme representative of the author's style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love and Murder

  • By Denise N on 08-29-16

A great collection of short stories!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Love & Murder to be better than the print version?

I love both print and audible versions. All of Lorraine Bartlett / L. L. Bartlett's books are excellent!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Because these are short stories, I like the main character in each story! They're all good in their unique way.

What about Anna Riley and Steven Barnett ’s performance did you like?

Steven Barnett - I love his performances in all of the books I've listened to. Anna Riley is very good, too - this is the first time I've listened to her, and I like her.

If you could rename Love & Murder, what would you call it?

I wouldn't rename it.

Any additional comments?

I love all of Lorraine Bartlett - L. L. Bartlett books, either in print or audible. You can't go wrong with any of her books!

  • Murder on the Mind

  • The Jeff Resnick Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: L.L. Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Jeff Resnick hardly knew his well-heeled half-brother. But after suffering a fractured skull in a vicious mugging, he reluctantly accepts the fact that he has a long and brutal recovery to face - and his closest of kin can provide him with the time and place to do it. Now, Jeff is haunted by unexplained visions of a heinous crime - a banker, stalked, killed, and eviscerated like a 10-point buck. When Matt Sumner's murder is discovered, a still-recovering Jeff realizes this was what he had seen. Jeff must not only convince himself of his new-found psychic ability, but also his skeptical brother, Richard Alpert.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder On The Mind

  • By Denise N on 12-11-15

I love L.L. Bartlett & Steven Barnett!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! No only is the book an excellent first book in a great series, the narrator is phenomenal. I LOVE listening to Steven.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder on the Mind?

When Jeff got badly beaten.

What about Steven Barnett’s performance did you like?

His voice, it's just so good. I like the way he's able to make you feel like you're listening to a room full of people.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Jeff got badly beaten. I can't stand the thought of him getting beat, but it's what makes his character special.

Any additional comments?

Poor Jeff! I immediately fell in love with Jeff because of all of his problems. Thankfully he has his brother to help him, and his psychic ability, which he puts to good use in knowing about some crimes. I think you will love Jeff, and Richard, too.

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  • Tales of Telenia

  • Stranded
  • By: Lorraine Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Amanda Shelton is clever, adventurous, and tough - and she's going to have to be, because she just crash landed on a world where her saviors might really be her enemies. It takes fierce determination to prevent the people of this frightening and unfamiliar place from stealing her shuttle technology, or from imprisoning her while they do it. Yet what she knows could save countless innocent lives - including those who keep this world safe. Facing this terrible test of spirit will take everything Amanda has.... If she survives at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No Meat!?

  • By Katharine (ventureadlaxre) on 07-31-15

Lorraine Bartlett & Steven Barrett Make a Great Te

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-15

Where does Threshold rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right up there. This is a light sci-fi, which I don't usually read, but Amanda is from earth, and imagine being stuck, as a prisoner on another planet.

What other book might you compare Threshold to and why?

No comparison for me because this is one of my first Sci-Fi books.

Have you listened to any of Steven Barnett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I love his narrations, and this one is high on my list.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! But I don't have big blocks of time available to me.

Any additional comments?

You will love this book and the narrator. I love Amanda's character and I feel for her having to deal with everything brand new, including the language.

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  • Evolution

  • Jeff Resnick's Backstory: The Jeff Resnick Mysteries
  • By: L.L. Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

A prequel to the nationally best-selling Jeff Resnick Mysteries, this collection of short stories chronicles Jeff's (and his brother, Richard Albert's) backstory. What forces molded these men into the people they are today? Find out in these 11 thought-provoking tales that span from Jeff and Richard's first meeting until two years before the first book in the series, Murder on the Mind. These stories are not mysteries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read to better appreciate Jeff & Richard

  • By P. Priest on 06-23-15

A Must Read to better appreciate Jeff & Richard

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-15

A Must read to find out the back story behind Jeff's and Richard's young lives and their living together when Jeff was a teenager, and beyond.

The funniest part was the prank Jeff pulled on Richard's grandmother when she barged into Jeff's room without knocking.

Steven Barnett does an excellent job narrating this and all of L L. Bartlett ' s books!

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  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Brontë
  • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
  • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456

Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of eponymous Jane Eyre, her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of Thornfield Hall. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, wonderfully narrated

  • By A. Thompson on 02-28-13

Great Narrator for a timeless classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-15

What made the experience of listening to Jane Eyre the most enjoyable?

The narrator sounds like I would imagine how Jane Eyre sounds.

What other book might you compare Jane Eyre to and why?

It stands by itself as one of the great classic novels.

Have you listened to any of Emma Messenger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The reuniting of Jane and Edward

Any additional comments?

This is a must read, and this audible version is the version to listen to.

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  • With Baited Breath

  • By: Lorraine Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Heather Masters
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

With sadness, Tori Cannon learns that the bait shop and small motel her grandparents ran has fallen on hard times. Jammed into one of the motel's units is a body, his mouth filled with spikes. Tori's friend, Kathy, arrives to help spruce up the property, and the two find themselves mixed up in the petty jealousies and deadly consequences that murder entails. Can they save the bait shop and find a murderer or will they, too, sleep with the fishes?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good beginning

  • By Beatrice on 06-03-15

An Excellent Book and Excellent Narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-15

Would you consider the audio edition of With Baited Breath to be better than the print version?

I loved the print version, but Healther Masters is such a great narrator, that I really enjoyed listening to it in audio!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tori, the main character, because she has so many hurdles to overcome, and it's fun to see how she overcomes them, with the help of her friends and Gramps.

Which character – as performed by Heather Masters – was your favorite?

I love how she plays men. It actually makes me laugh, she is so talented.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh, because Heather makes the characters jump to life.

Any additional comments?

Lorraine is an excellent author, and I'm so happy she has Heather narrating some of her books now. It makes them even better, if that is possible, because they're great to begin with.

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  • Bound by Suggestion

  • A Jeff Resnick Mystery, Book 4
  • By: L. L. Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Jeff Resnick will do just about anything to avoid the miserable headaches that haunt him after being viciously mugged. Dr. Krista Marsh promises a cure--but only if he helps unlock the emotions of a disturbed young woman. Jeff knows he's being manipulated, but can't seem to walk away from the power Krista holds over him. Things spiral out of control as Jeff's brother, Richard, gets caught up with hospital politics. Blackmail and murder are only two of threats the brothers face in this provocative thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME. BEST IN THE SERIES SO FAR.

  • By Bunty on 10-13-16

If I could give a higher rating, I would!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Bound by Suggestion to be better than the print version?

Only in the fact I can do other things while listening to it, and I love listening to Steven Barnett's narration.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jeff is always my favorite character in these books, because I've fallen in love with his character.

Which character – as performed by Steven Barnett – was your favorite?

Steven does a great job performing all of the characters, but I'd have to say, I love Jeff!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Full of suspense and intrigue, you don't want to miss this one!

Any additional comments?

I love this series, and I love Steven Barnett's narrations of this series! I'm looking forward to listening to more!!

  • The Walled Flower

  • Victoria Square Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Lorraine Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

If Katie Bonner's late husband hadn't invested all their savings in the craft fair Artisans Alley - which Katie is now responsible for keeping in the black - the Webster mansion could have been hers to remodel. For years she dreamed of renovating the old place on Victoria Square into a bed and breakfast. Now that dream belongs to another young couple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT Author, GOOD Narrator

  • By P. Priest on 04-02-15

EXCELLENT Author, GOOD Narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-15

Would you listen to The Walled Flower again? Why?

I would because I love Lorraine Bartlett's books. I'm not, however, too taken with Jorjeana Marie's narration. Even though she was clear, I don't like the way some people talk like they have a frog in their throat and need to clear it, or that they just got out of bed - she made some characters sound like that. And it was a little slow for me - I could read it much faster.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, Lorraine knows just how to keep a person on the edge of their seat by putting characters in scary situations.

Which character – as performed by Jorjeana Marie – was your favorite?

Katie - no frog throat for the most part.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A down home, cozy thriller!

Any additional comments?

I love Lorraine Bartlett's writing, and I highly recommend reading or listening to her books!

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